Lisa Vanderpump chats on 'Real Housewives' drama, Cedric -- and, of course, Jiggy
Lisa Vanderpump joined Show Trackers for a live chat Friday morning to talk about her first season on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and the first part of the dramatic reunion on Thursday night (next week promises even more drama!). Even though there was much to discuss, the conversation centered around a few things: Cedric, formerly known as the Permanent Houseguest. How she manages to keep her reputation on a show that has a tendency to annihilate them. And, of course, Jiggy!
As season came to a close, we learned that Lisa and her husband were ready for Cedric to finally flee from their nest. He lallygagged and in the epilogue to the season finale, we also learned that there was a big blow up between Lisa and Cedric as he moved out. They haven’t spoken since. She wasn’t going to talk much about it -- she didn’t want to spoil the second part of the reunion Thursday -- but she did reveal how much the situation pained her.
Many of the chatters brought up the Cedric situation. They said he was a conman, at worst, and -- even if he was the least bit genuine in his mooching -- he was taking advantage of the Vanderpump family. One commenter, Kristen, asked Lisa is she doubted Cedric’s sincerity.
“I must be stupid,” Lisa wrote back, “ but everybody warned me and no [she didn’t question his sincerity] not until the end.”
But there’s more of the story to be told. “next week,” she wrote, “you will see everything:(.”
Although the subject of editing regularly comes up in these reunions (i.e., the producers edited it to make me look like a monster), she said she came off exactly as she is in real life -- both the good and the bad. Some of the ladies (i.e., Camille Grammer) probably wish they could take back some of the things they said, Lisa told the Show Trackers.
She managed to touch on all sorts of things from the season: Allison Dubois, the electric-cigarette smoking “medium” who failed to see her lack of couth (“she was even worse than you saw”); Taylor Armstrong’s husband, Russell the Robot (“you can see i am not a fan ... sorry he is very cold”); and Kim Richards, who was accused by her sister of being an alcoholic in the finale (“she is difficult sometimes more than you know ... but i hope she will work things out because her heart is in the right place”).
Oh, and Martin, her English friend that she set up on a blind date with Richards (she’s still “trying to hook him up!”).
Outside of the show, people just wanted lessons on how to be a classy dame like Mrs. Vanderpump. One commenter exclaimed that she loved how she did her lips (“jilted love by nars with chanel lip gloss and a nude pencil”). Also, if you ever make it to Villa Blanca, her restaurant, she recommends the tuna tartar, rock shrimp and the paella chicken milanaise.
Click here to go back through the chat and read for yourself.
Let’s keep the conversation going: What did you think of Thursday night’s reunion, and are you bracing yourself for next week’s show? It looks pretty intense, and Lisa Vanderpump agrees.
-- Rick Rojas
Photo: Lisa Vanderpump with her husband, Ken Todd, and fellow housewife Adrienne Maloof. Credit: Isabella Vosmikova / Bravo